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PBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
in the united states show improvements in september as the presidential campaign heats up in the country. the news could provide a boost to president barack obama. u.s. labor department officials say the u.s. jobless rate dropped to 7.8% in september. the figure is the lowest since obama took office in january 2009. employers added 114,000 nonfarm jobs, matching the expectations of analysts. the nonfarm sector is considered particularly sensitive to economic trends. 44,000 jobs were added in the health care sector. manufacturing employment edged down, shedding 16,000 jobs. >>> policymakers at japan's central bank unanimously decided to maintain current monetary policy. this comes after the rare attendance by the economic and fiscal policy minister. seiji maehara has been advocating aggressive monetary easing to get the economy out of deflation. after the two-day meeting through friday, the policymakers shared the view that personal spending remains steady as the jobs situation is improving. but they agreed that output and exports by manufacturers, one of the main drivers of the japanese
PBS
Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the islands. chinese officials have criticized japan and the united states for planning a joint exercise next month. personnel will take part in the scenario in which they will try to recapture islands. defense forces soy they have scrambled more jets. pilots have given out an increasing number of warnings from planes from china. >> reporter: the aircraft took to the skies 209 times between april and september to warn foreign aircraft of possible air space violations. chinese aircraft was warned 69 times. 80% of those warnings happened in july and september. chinese jets usually cross the air defense identification zone and would approach an area 200 kilometers north of the island before hitting back. ministry officials are trying to figure out why. >> translator: we have monitored chinese naval no, sforces in re years. we must keep collecting information on aircraft and vessels in the region. we must also carry out our mission precisely. >> reporter: in march of last year two chinese navy ya aircraft flew within 60 kilomete kilometers. they came close but didn't enter japanese air space. adm
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
such as china. the report projects the euro zone will shrink. japan and the united states should see 2.2% growth. global growth will increase to 3.3% next year but they warn europe's credit problems still pose a threat to the global economy. the bank's latest report project 7.2% growth across 14 countries. that's lower than the forecast in may. the region includes china but not japan. china's domestic demand is sluggish and it's hurt exports throughout the region. growth in east asia will rise to 7.6% next year. they say china will pick up steam and demand will grow within southeast asia. they are also being cautious. >>> chinese officials safe they have cancelled plans to aattend world meetings. japan controls the islands. chinese leaders say the territories belong to them. representatives of the industrial commercial bank of china, china construction bank will skip the world bank gathering. a ministry official was quoted as saying japan's unilateral actions are freezing relations. it's the world's largest bank and the other institutions are among the top ten on the planet. senior officials are
PBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm PDT
at a major japanese company appears to be dialing up a deal that will give them presence in the united states. softbank is considering acquiring sprint nextel. sprint nextel has more than 56 million subscribers. negotiations are to acquire more than two-thirds of the company's shares. it's expected to reach $12.8 billion. both firms are providers for apple's iphone and they both use a high speed wireless communication protocol called long term evolution. the stronger yen is believed to be a factor in soft bank's decision in acquiring sprint nextel. they are hoping to vastly expand their network and customer base in the united states where the market is showing considerable growth. if successful the deal would lead to the creation of a te telecommunications with more than 19 million subscribers. >>> u.s. markets ended lower dragged down by lackluster earning reports. the dow jones extended its losing streak to four days. this is the lowest closing since september 11. we go to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. what can you tell us? >> good morning. following the slight losses that we sa
PBS
Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the urging of the united states. the focus is now on bl the relevant countries will bridge their differences at a series of summits next month. >>> a spokesperson said there are no plans for direct talks with japan's leaders. relations between the countries have soured. china and taiwan also claim the islands. if summit is scheduled to open next monday. japanese prime minister is already considering attending. there's fo plano plans for the s to meet. >> translator: japan should immediately correct i wants mistakes. make an effort to remove obstacles to improving relations. >> observers say that chinese government sees the summit as a chance to promote its stance to the international community. mpb >>> buddhists are fighting a muslim minority. >> reporter: the conflict involves majority buddhists and minority muslims. local authorities say the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group human rights watch released satellite images of muslim homes in the area. compared with photos from march, they review heavy damage. the latest fight
PBS
Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
replied he understands japan's move so far. >> translator: we urge the united states not to take a specific position on the issue between japan and china. >> american leaders have said the islands are subject to the u.s.-japan security treaty but they refuse to take sides in the dispute. >>> government officials from japan, china and south korea have emphasized the importance of cooperation to overcome confrontation. they met monday in seoul to mark the first anniversary of an organization to promote peace and prosperity in the area. the top issues were the territorial dispute pitting japan against its neighbors. the islands are controlled by south ykorea and claimed by japan. >> translator: i believe that cooperation will play an important role in resolving disputes among our three nations. >> a south korean expert explained the leaders are unable to show initiative because of the leadership transitions expected later this year. a japanese participant said they should refrain. >>> japanese self-defense force officials say they are hoping they can use dialogue to work out any pro
WHUT
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
. for example in the united states, the message is -- be careful not to go over the fiscal cliff, or to hit the debt ceiling. because that would be detrimental to economy and confidence. >> we are seeing relatively strong growth in emerging markets. how susceptible would you say are they to the global downturn? >> well they are. if something were to happen in the united states or a fair escalation of the crisis in the area no one is immune. this is why a key policy message from our report is that -- this country's, must keep their guard up. and then, preserve -- the -- policies, that they have in case they have to use the it later on. >> okay. heard from imf chief this week. she says more needs to be done with regards to greece. how much progress has been made in terms of them implementing reforms. can they implement need read forms before october 1th leaders' summit as some are demanding. >> i don't think there is a fixed deadline. our people are in athens. discussing with the greek authorities. we are making progress. on the different, use. we are diskucussdiscussing. fiscal policy. struc
WHUT
Oct 11, 2012 7:30am EDT
sustainability. droughts of course have dried up fields across the united states. the price of corn and soy beans hit record highs. world bank experts are warning that prices could stay high for some time to come. now, kim and the other people meeting down there aren't the only ones with an insider's perspective on the world's financial challenges. central bank governors and finance ministers from leading economies will be meeting later on not too far from here. finance ministers from the group of seven nations last met in april. that was in washington. they too are considering ways to shake off the weight of the debt crisis and stimulate steady growth. representatives of eurozone countries are expected to look for support fortre thfor the re they launched. they want it to help their economy and other markets. >> europe's problems have spread to other places, china notwithstanding and emerging economies. we're going to be hearing more about the g-7 ministers meeting later in the day. we heard from the leaders of the imf and world bank. one political leader we spoke to says the world lacks leaders
WHUT
Oct 23, 2012 7:30am EDT
on foreign policy and the united states' role in the world. the two men running for president of the united states sat down across the table. they took turns criticizing each other. barack obama and mitt romney met in boca raton, florida, two weeks before americans go to the polls. they exchanged differing views about the u.s. foreign policy. >> we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and as a consequence, al qaeda's core leadership has been decimated. in addition, we're now able to transition out of afghanistan in a responsible way, making sure that afghans take responsibility for their own security. >> what's been happening over the last couple of years is as we've watched this tumult in the middle east, rising tide of chaos occur, you see al qaeda, rushing in, you see other jihadist groups rushing in. they're throughout many nations in the middle east. they argued over policy in libya, syria and iran and romney criticized obama's foreign policy as a failure and said the u.s. should take a leading roll. a cnn poll taken after the debate,
WHUT
Oct 9, 2012 7:30am EDT
in the unemployment rate in the united states encouraging manufacturing numbers from there and china and growth in emerging markets. but many have read too many stories the past few years to get too excited about the global economy. some of the world's leading economic minds have gathered at the tokyo international tor forum for the annual meeting of the international monetary fund and world bank. nhk's ron madison is there and will be there all week. i was hoping you could break this down for us. what's going on there? >> reporter: there's lots going on. already been a very full morning. lots of people here. we have finance ministers, central bank governors and other officials from 188 member nations all here now to really, you know, try to agree on how to deal with the problems that they share. and as you point out, they do have quite a few of them. of course, we've got the debt crisis in europe. but also another factor is the slowing growth in china. also, political problems on the horizon in the united states as well as other places. now, the economists from the imf have answered some of ou
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
are running alongside them. a navy sports person says the fleet provides a compact force of the united states and its allies and partners. there's fresh tension between japan and south korea. the south launched a protest with japan claiming that a helicopter belonging to the self-defense force entered the air defense identification zone in the sea of japan. the issue centers around the takeshima islands. they are claimed by japan but controlled by south korea. the south korean defense ministry says a helicopter took off located 54 kilometers east of the islands on september 21st. the ministry said the helicopter entered the zone for five minutes. it said the craft left after it was warned by air force fighter jets. the ministry noted prior approval is required before entering the zone. it set us defensive measure against unidentified aircraft. japanese government officials said the helicopter was flying above open sea during regular training and didn't enter south korea's identification zone. >>> taiwan's envoy from japan has returned to tokyo. the head of taiwan ease liaison office came back
PBS
Oct 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
is the second largest in the world after the united states. it's worth more than $150 billion annually and includes everything from animation in gaming to software development and multimedia. the best part of this expo is the number of prototypes you the sample. the best in ideas that haven't hit the market. can't read sheet music? no problem. researchers created something that does it for you. users write notes then scan them with this device. a camera turns what it sees into data and inputs that into an algorithm. it's played back in realtime. >> translator: i want people to have fun and experience something new when they add digital technology to an analog format. >> reporter: researchers at the university of tokyo focus their efforts on helping people control their weight and their cravings. they created these goggles which change the size of your food according to its nutritional value. the bigger it looks, the more you think you eat. the result, you feel fuller, faster. >> translator: i know that the cookie isn't changing but it felt like it was growing and shrinking in my hand.
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm PDT
japan and the united states are facing huge deficits and the countries need to implement fiscal reforms to maintain investor confidence. it also acknowledges a decision by eurozone countries to launch a permanent fund designed to bail out struggling members. they say worries about the health of the region's financial system have increased since the spring with the need to use capital to help troubled banks in spain. >>> greece is one of the struggling eurozone members counting on bailout funds to keep it functioning. international lenders are demanding the country's politicians implement deep spending cuts in return for that aid. angela merkel traveled to athens to urge greek leaders to push ahead with austerity measures. merkel met with greek prime minister samas and this is her first visit since the debt crisis began three years ago. she hopes the country will stay with the eurozone. she has been demanding tough deficit cutting measures. greece's politicians are wrangling over the details of an austerity package that's a precondition for more than 30 billion euros in loans. the money
PBS
Oct 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
stock exchange. >>> now the european union is hoping to launch trade talks with the united states next year. a transatlantic deal could create a trade bloc accounting for nearly half of global output. eu leaders will begin a two-day summit in brussels on thursday to discuss trade negotiations. according to a draft obtained by nhk, the eu leaders will work toward launching the negotiations in 2013. leaders from both sides agreed in november last year to set up a high-level working group aimed at expanding trade and investment. the group plans to release its report by the end of this year. the draft also calls on eu countries to begin negotiations with japan for an economic partnership agreement. but france is among several countries expressing concern over an eu/japan deal. they say it will lead to a sharp rise in auto imports. >>> now people in india have suffered through chronic shortages of electricity, even blackouts. they may get some relief. their prime minister has held talks that could pave the way for imports of uranium from australia. man mohan singh hosted the australian prim
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. it lost 70% of the value in the last year since economic sanctions were imposed by the united states and europe over iran's nuclear program. it's dipped to record lows against the dollar. a money exchanger who witnessed the protest told nhk by phone that the demonstrators were merchants. >> there are no reports yet of injuries. many shops have closed in and around the bazaar. security officers are patrolling the area. anti-government protests are unusual in iran. a similar riot has erupted in another area of the capital city. >>> japan's foreign minister pledged to step up the battle with china over the senkaku islands. he said japan must more strongly convey its views to the rest of the world. >> translator: japan should objectively explain its stance that the islands are an inherent territory in a lot of historic cal facts and based upon international law. we will strengthen and clarify our position. >> gemba says the measures include running advertisements in overseas newspapers to counter china's claim. the state affiliated china daily faced two-page ads in the "new york times" a
PBS
Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
of the united states, you're going to be on tap for some heavy rainfall. already you're seeing some very rough surf along the east coast of florida, even off there towards the carolinas. tropical storm watches and warnings are actually being posted here, but where the main threat's going to be is going into the early part of next week. take a look at this. as the storm continues to pull off here towards the north, it's going to be making a sharp turn towards the northwest, and that's where it's going to be impacting, around washington, d.c., even off towards new york city, you could even be seeing hurricane-strength winds. flooding from the heavy rainfall of the storm system but not just the exact track. this is a very wide wind field, so you're going to be seeing some gale-force winds across a very huge area, across much of the cities here in the northeast. not just that, but cold air coming in out of canada. look at winnipeg with a high of zero. that's going to filter down into the appalachian mountains going through the early part of next week. could be seeing some very serious accumulation
PBS
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
in the united states causing a surge in food prices. let's check on the markets for this wednesday morning. u.s. stock prices ended higher supported by recent favorable economic data and strong earnings from companies. the dow jones average ended .95% higher. to see how all of that is affecting stock prices near japan we go to ramin at the tokyo stock exchange. we have been focusing on data and earnings so far this week. tell us how japanese stocks are reacting to all of this. >> yes, indeed, relating to earnings actually we had blue chips in the u.s. such as goldman sachs and johnson & johnson coming out with strong earnings and u.s. data so far this week has shown to be favorable as well, and we did see an uptick in the industrial production data onuesdayn the u.s. also. that might give a bit of a boost for japanese exporters as well. let's have a look at the opening levels for today for the nikkei and the topix and both indexes trading higher, 3/4 for the nikkei and the topix at 738, both indexes trading fairly positively in the first few minutes. let's not forget the nikkei was up almost
WHUT
Oct 2, 2012 7:30am EDT
of course. he said his country wants to build relations with other countries. he said the united states should change what it called its hostile stance. >>> the door has opened to a new era. we will forgery lags relationse friendly with us, without being bound by the past. >> north korean officials failed in launching a satellite carrying rocket. trying to test ballistic missile technology. pak accused the u.s. of forcing the council of the launch. and he accused south korean president of causing interkorean relations to hit rock bottom. some people from japan are an emotional and spiritual journey in north korea. paying their respects to relatives they lost at the end of world war ii. fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, who died and were buried far from home. nhk world reports from pyongyang. >> reporter: parents or siblings of the group's members died of illness or hunger while interned by the soviet military. it occupied what is now north korea right after the war. the group arrived in pyongyang on saturday. they visited a site where the dead were first buried, then a hill wh
WHUT
Oct 17, 2012 7:30am EDT
in the united states that is causing a surge on food prices. >> apple is expected to introduce a smaller version of the ipad in california next week. the invitations say we have got a little more to show you. apple has close to a 70% share but rivals amazon and google are gaining after introducing 7 inch tablet pcs. they are a little smaller and can be held with one hand. meanwhile, microsoft is trying to boost its market share with lower prices. their starting price will be $499. that is 17% cheaper than apple's ipad. surface will go on sale next week. it's microsoft's first tablet computer. >>> two top executives of citigroup have resigned. they had steered the bank through the financial crisis. the news surprised many wall street traders. the third largest u.s. banking group announced tuesday that its chief executive officer and chief operating officer have stepped down. pandit became citigroup chief executive officer five years ago when the bank's business suffered huge losses from sub prime loans. he implemented streamlining measures to increase business including selling its affiliate to a
WHUT
Oct 24, 2012 7:30am EDT
for four years in a row followed by finland and norway. the united states came 22nd. china was 69th. >>> people in japan's north east are focused on overcoming the challenges of the 2011 disaster. but it won't be easy. they have to rebuild homes, businesses, entire communities. we'll show you their struggles an ahead. everies when day at 1:00 p.m., japan thim here ime. here on "newsline." >>> a japanese conductor is trying to lift spirits with a lift of his baton. he staged a concert with an orchestra. those from kosovo from war in the 1990s. those from japan more recently. kosovo is trying to recover from an ethnic civil war that ended a decade ago. the conductor traveled to kosovo five years ago and started an orchestra. their music uplifted audiences in kosovo and, he thought they should do the same thing in japan. many here are still depond eent after 2011 disaster. though natural disasters and wars are natural calamities people endure the same hardships and can encourage each other. ♪ >> the conductor had the japanese children's song or "sunset and afterglow" adapted for the
WHUT
Oct 25, 2012 7:30am EDT
. >> we have a strong military relationship between the united states and south korea, that we work closely with other countries in the region. to make very clear that -- our interest is in peace. not in any kind of provocative behavior. >> south korean and u.s. officials agreed this month to extend the range of ballistic missiles to 800 kilometers more than dublt current limit and would allow the missiles to reach any point in north korea. >>> japan coast guard officers are warning chinese government ships to leave japanese waters around island in the east china sea. japan nationalized the sekaku island last month. china and taiwan claim them. coast guard officials spotted vessels inside japanese walters. they warned the crews of the ships to leave the area but the boats didn't leave. coast guard officers are monitoring two other chinese patrol boats sailing just outside those waters. vice foreign minister kawai lodged a protest with yonghua. kawai demanded they leave immediately and claimed they are an inherent part of chinese territory. >>> ongoing territorial disputes are causin
WHUT
Oct 31, 2012 7:30am EDT
here, for a while, it is very strong. cushions it, toward the eastern seaboards, of the united states. and this time -- it did make a landfall in the eastern coast. hence, the biggest storm in generations. now it has the become a remnant of low-pressure systems, so, it is much weaker than, than it was when it hit a landfall. though the tropical moisture brings all the humidity and turns and makes a lot of downpour as cross ts across the. you can see the size. it is very big. not an organized system t it will bringing, patches of very heavy rain across the regions. not only that -- it brings all of the cold air from the north across the system. what it does is take a look at the video coming out from the west virginia. here -- we had, 73 secentimeter of snowfall, in just from this storm system. and the additional -- snowfall could ak sthael ectually exceed meters, on top of lots of more plowing to do. see it can pull back. and the system is moving away from the land masses. blizzard warnings is posted and in effect in west virginia. back to you. >> damages could reach $20 billion, and
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
and father lie in state. an editorial in the workers party newspaper called on the party to unite under the new leader in order to show its authority and power. it said the party is capable of accomplishing anything. experts believe north korea's new regime hopes to tighten its control of the country while strengthning the role of the party. >>> g-7 finance ministers and central bank governors will put their heads together again to try to find a way to keep the global economy from stalling. they're getting ready to meet in folk tokyo. their discussions are happening on the sidelines of the international monetary fund and world bank meetings. this is the first group of 7 meeting since april when ministers met in washington. they're trying to find ways to create steady growth despite europe's lingering debt crisis. representatives from eurozone countries are expected to look for support for the new rescue fund they launched monday. analysts say the global economy has been comparatively stable in recent months with financial markets showing more solid movements but they warn china and othe
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